My friends are brilliant
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I spent a wonderful weekend enjoying the hospitality of John Kearney, on the occasion of his fifth birthday party (apparently). I got to see some people I hadn't seen in far too long, met some interesting new people, sang some songs, attempted to recruit another contralto to the Lions, drank some very fine whiskey, and possibly mocked our host for the weekend just a little bit.

This much would have made it a fantastic weekend, but it got better.

I found out that a large group of my friends on both sides of the Irish sea had conspired to collect and give me a large envelope of "guitar tokens" with which to purchase a replacement for my ailing SX. It looks like I'll have enough to buy a really nice instrument with it, and Dad says he'll stump up for a flight case to keep it in.

Just writing to say thank you, you're all amazing, and no, I never suspected a thing. Edain deserves special kudos for keeping incriminating facebook pages out of sight when I dropped by earlier than expected last week.

I believe that someone did get a picture of my face, and it's on facebook. Apparently it's quite hilarious.

Graduation, guitars and going home.
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So UCD have finally got their act together and told us when graduation is. It's on the 7th of December, and I should be home from the 3rd to be around for my little sister's birthday, so if anyone fancies meeting up during that time, that would be fantastic.

In less happy news, I have been told that there's nothing that can be done for my guitar that wouldn't cost more than the instrument itself. It is still playable at the moment, but will eventually come apart altogether. I'm sorry to see it go, it's my first guitar, and the first instrument I ever wrote a song with. I've had lots of mad adventures with it, both on and off the field, and it sounds great considering I picked it up for free.

But this means I'm going to have to think about buying a new guitar. So, guitar nerds and sufferers of instrument acquisition syndrome, lend me your wisdom. Are their brands I should look for/avoid? I may do this in Dublin, so those of you living there, are there any particular shops I should go to/avoid?

Things to note: I may be a broke student, but my folks will probably help out as a Christmas present (so, not cheap is okay, really expensive is not going to fly) I will take it to a field, but what's the use of a nice guitar if no one ever hears it (so nothing known for a delicate constitution, but I'm okay bringing a decent guitar there)

For the day that's in it.
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Oh look, a meme...
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Based on my most recent fic...

I write like
Margaret Atwood

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

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So, I've confirmed my place on the course in Bangor. I've applied for accommodation, and looking into sorting out my banking and internet, so it's all starting to feel a bit real.

I'm going to miss all of you in Dublin, and I will be back to visit as often as I can, you guys can come visit me, and I'll be back soon. Try not to blow up the city while I'm gone or anything.

On the plus side, I'll be on the same landmass as my other awesome friends in the UK, so I may be able to turn up, say hi, consume your tea, monster your events and play your guitar on a slightly more regular basis.

Story Meme for Breige/Solstice Part 1
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Sorry I didn't do this beforeCollapse )

Hello world...
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Gwen here.

So, I've finally been talked into putting up a livejournal page. (Thank you very much ebondage and janey_mac...I'll get you for this)

So, as it appears to be the done thing around here, I'm offering a list of words for you LT types.  Pick four and I'll attempt to write a story involving our characters. (Stolen wholesale from Alan/Aoife/Rachel/Sarah, and edited for relevance)

001. Beginnings. 002. Middles. 003. Ends. 004. Insides. 005. Outsides.
006. Hours. 007. Days. 008. Weeks. 009. Months. 010. Years.
011. Red. 012. Orange. 013. Yellow 014. Green. 015. Blue.
016. Purple. 017. Brown. 018. Black. 019 White. 020. Colourless.
021. Friends. 022. Enemies. 023. Lovers. 024. Family. 025. Strangers.
026. Comrades. 027. Parents. 028. Children. 029. Birth. 030. Death.
031. Sunrise. 032. Sunset. 033. Too Much. 034. Not Enough. 035. Sixth Sense.
036. Smell. 037. Sound. 038. Touch. 039. Taste. 040. Sight.
041. Music 042. Runes. 043. Freya. 044. Erdreja. 045. Ruad.
046. Star. 047. Heart. 048. Diamond. 049. Club. 050. Spade.
051. Water. 052. Fire. 053. Earth. 054. Air. 055. Spirit.
056. Breakfast. 057. Lunch. 058. Dinner. 059. Food. 060. Drink.
061. Winter. 062. Spring. 063. Summer. 064. Autumn. 065. Sharks.
066. Rain. 067. Snow. 068. Lightning. 069. Thunder. 070. Storm.
071. Broken. 072. Fixed. 073. Light. 074. Dark. 075. Shade.
076. Who? 077. What? 078. Where? 079. When? 080. Why?
081. Lantia 082. Avalon 083. Norsca . 084. Caledonia . 085. Palatinate
086. Choices. 087. Life. 088. Lesson. 089. Work. 090. Home.
091. Equinox. 092. Solstice. 093. Tomorrow. 094. Yesterday. 095. Birthday.
096. Alternative 097. Luck. 098. Gamble 099. Past. 100. Future

This may take a while, I am in final year, but I'll try my best to get round to all of them sooner or later


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